Greg Williams

Greg joined Global Yacht Racing aged just eighteen. He used to help out on a milk round before school, and the money he saved went towards a day skipper course and delivery trips. “I read a few sailing books growing up, which fueled a sort of escapism, and ‘running away to sea’ became a standing joke with my parents”.

“I’m grateful to my parents who are so supportive, because opportunities like this don’t come up often. They’ve been remarkably good natured about the whole thing because, as they keep telling me, it’s cheaper than university!”